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Subject: Cool Costa Rican Beetle
Location: Santa Elena, Costa Rica
February 25, 2015 7:59 am
We found this beetle at high elevations in Costa Rica (Santa Elena/Monteverde in February) I’ve looked around and can’t seem to find a picture to identify it. Can you help? It was found on a fence between cleared farmland and forest near an ant trail.
Signature: C Avilez

Spotted Shield Bug

Spotted Shield Bug

Dear C Avilez,
This is not a Beetle.  We quickly identified this Shield Bug in the family Scutelleridae as a Spotted Shield Bug,
Pachycoris torridus, thanks an image on FlickR.  Some of the variations in markings and coloration are pictured on Neotropical Entomology.

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Subject: Keep getting these in the house
Location: Ma
January 25, 2015 6:29 am
I live in MA and they have been coming since we moved in in June.
Signature: Lisa

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Dear Lisa,
This is an invasive, exotic species, the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, and it was accidentally introduced to North America from China.  It has since spread across the continent and it is a nuisance to residents when it enters homes to hibernate.  It is also a significant agricultural pest.

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Subject: What is this bug
Location: South Carolina
January 4, 2015 8:49 pm
I have found three of these in my house. What are they? They move slowly.
Signature: Hates bugs

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Dear Hates bugs,
This is an invasive exotic species, a Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.  It was recently introduced to North America and spread rapidly across the continent.

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Subject: bug identification
Location: Howrah, West Bengal, India
January 4, 2015 2:35 am
I would like to know about this bug. Regards.
Signature: sreeradha steh

Jewel Bugs

Lychee Shield Bugs

Dear Sreeradha,
This pretty Shield Bugs in the family Scutelleridae are commonly called Lychee Shield Bugs,
Chrysocoris stolli.  We are postdating your submission to go live to our site next week while we are on holiday.

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Subject: what is this?
Location: Foldom, CA 95630
January 1, 2015 12:29 pm
Found this bug in my bed…yuck! Where did it come from?
Signature: Heather Moustakas

Rough Stink Bug

Tree Stink Bug

Dear Heather,
This is a Rough Stink Bug or Tree Stink Bug in the genus
Brochymena, and it is not considered a household pest, though individuals sometimes enter homes when the weather begins to cool.

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Subject: Rock beetle?
Location: Cameron Park, CA
December 26, 2014 10:55 pm
Hi there. Just found this in my house and am stumped. He looks like a beetle obviously but he looks like he’s designed to hide on a rock. Not on my carpet. :-/
Signature: Lisa Visconti

Tree Stink Bug

Tree Stink Bug

Dear Lisa,
This is a Tree Stink Bug or Rough Stink Bug in the genus
Brochymena, and we haven’t posted a recent image of this genus to our site in quite some time.  According to bugGuide:  “Usually bark-like (cryptic). Lateral teeth on juga. Head elongated, pronotum laterally with toothlike projections, and rear margin of abdomen has pleated pattern.” 

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